7/3 DIRECT DRIVE Presents: NU:TONE (Hospital Records)
DIRECT DRIVE NYC PRESENTS:
JULY 3rd 2012
Making his NYC return after more than 5 years, representing Hospital records….
Dan Gresham aka Nu:Tone came bursting onto the scene in 2001 with his debut vinyl release on John’s Beta imprint – ‘Grand Central’ / ‘The Boss’. Since signing to Hospital in 2003 has come through the ranks to become one of the most highly respected producers in the scene, with everyone from LTJ Bukem to Dillinja busting his tunes.Nu:Tone remixes are always guaranteed to please – whether it’s the retro soul of his Spread Love anthem or the junglist wobble of his “Strictly Social” re-rub. His debut album Brave Nu World dropped in 2005 with all of the Drum + Bass’ hierarchy supporting it. DJs Norman Jay M.B.E and Tom Middleton also made Nu:Tone a favourite of their eclectic sets. Off the back of this success Nu:Tone has taken his DJ-ing all over the world, spreading Hospital love from the USA to Asia to Australia.
His stunning album Back Of Beyond dropped in June 2007 with critics hailing it “The perfect marriage of accelerated junglist funk and cooled-out 70s melody” (DJ Mag). Cuts from the album such asBeliefs (with Pat Fulgoni) and System (featuring Natalie Williams) saw particular success on UK dancefloors. As the lynchpin of the Future Sound Of Cambridge, Dan was instrumental in getting Logistics, Commix and of course himself into the studio to produce the devastating full length Future Sound Of Cambridge 3 in 2008. In the same year, Nu:Tone submitted his’Medical History’ in LP format. The album featured such hits as ‘Kitch ‘N’ Synch’, ‘Is It Alive’ and ‘Mrs Jones’ and the first digital appearance of ’07 hit ‘Missing Link VIP’.
Early in 2010, Dan’s anthemic 12” release ‘Hyper Hyper/Set Me Free’ set the world on fire, championed by Sub Focus and featured on the ‘Hospitality D+B 2010’. Throughout the rest of the year, Nu:Tone has also been big on the remix duties for New Zealand Shapeshifter’s ‘Long White Cloud’, Dekata Project ‘At Least We Can Dance’ and Unicorn Kid – ‘Wild Fire’. Alongside the collaborative project with his brother Logistics (Nu:Logic). 2011 sees the release of Dan’s 3rd album on Hospital. The highly anticipated album Words + Pictures’ is Dan’s most ambitious project yet. See for yourself on http://nutone.org/.
(Driven AM | Direct Drive | Natural Selection | NYC)
Raw Q (aka: Dj Beau) is one of NYC’s original pioneers of drum n’ bass and electronic music. As a born and raised native of NYC’s East Village, Beau has been dj’ing underground clubs and raves in NYC, and the USA, as well as Puerto Rico for over 16 years and counting. His resume as a dj/producer is a veritable timeline of many of the most significant parties and events of the NYC/US electronic music culture. Whether it’s from his beginnings as an original Liquid Sky and Satellite Records dj (circa ’95) to his current status as one of Dj Zinc’s Bingo Allstars and a selected tag-team partner of DJ DB at the highly acclaimed and now defunct Secret Night of Science monthly parties at LOVE, Beau has been a truely devoted contributor to underground electronic music and rave culture since the early days. Throughout his years as a performer and respected dj, Beau has been selected as the opener for such high profile artists as: Fabio and Grooverider, Planet of the Drums, Marcus Intalex, Calibre, Klute and has shared the bill with the likes of LTJ Bukem, Shy-Fx, Bad Company, Dj Craze and many more. He is currently a resident of Direct Drive, and performed regularly as a special guest at Secret Night of Science, Let It Roll, and Dream. He still continues to perform at NYC’s longest running 21+ weekly dnb night, Camouflage. Beau is also well known for his original music production. In 95′ he teamed up with Dj Ani (NASA, Deee-Lite) and created a series of tunes which appeared on Dj Soulslinger’s Jungle Sky imprint (the first US Drum n Bass Label). In 2003 Beau transformed into Raw Q. As Raw Q, his music has had a major impact in the world of electronic music with tunes such as ‘Vital Soul’ which appeared on Dj Zinc’s reputable Bingo imprint and was ranked 11th in the BBC’s Global Dance Music charts (jul.13.04), which encompasses all forms of dance music. With tunes such as Vital Soul, Caspian Moon, Summer Rain and Jagged Edge, Raw Q’s music has been embraced by such legendary artists as LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Roni Size, DB, Marcus Intalex, Marky, Zinc, Bryan Gee, Bailey, Dj Flight and countless others. Beau’s goal as an artist and musician is to provide inspiring, forward thinking, positive music for as many open minded people as possible. Beau is aware that music is a powerful tool for unity and positive change, and an vitally essential form of communication.
(Driven AM | Direct Drive | Luv Disaster)
Representing New York City, Dave is a respected contributor to the North American Drum and Bass community. Owner of Driven AM, the premier North American DnB Artist Management, Record label, and Production company. Events coordinator and resident DJ for various NYC parties including part of the legendary NYC production team Direct Drive and recently part of the team presenting ‘Natural Selection’ in NYC. Dave has released music on Luv Disaster (alongside Dave Owen), Peer Pressure Recordings, Liquid Brilliants, Basswerk (alongside Sol.ID), Influenza Minus, Electronic River Recordings, and his own imprint Driven AM Recordings. His music is being supported by DB, Random Movement, TC1, Dstar, Stunna, Mixmaster Doc, Dave Owen, Kevin Focus, Submorphics, Calculon and many others. A Dj that has performed live more than 220 times in 13 States in the US as well as in Puerto Rico and Spain in the past 12 years alongside some of the biggest names in DnB, everyone from Goldie to High Contrast. In the last year Dave’s music has been heard on a Metalheadz Podcast, featured in a mix and interview with Knowledge Magazine, and coast to coast on Dave’s various US tours. Dave is a driven individual, whose passion for Drum and Bass shows in his music and live performance.
(Red Light Music | NYC)
Opening set by:
(Fat Buddha | NYC)
And the host for the evening:
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012
21+, $15 all night, 11 – 4
100% Drum and Bass event!
Direct Drive 2012 Summer Series:
06/29/12 6 Years of Driven AM: SUBMORPHICS @ Public Assembly, Brooklyn
07/01/12 8th Annual DnB BBQ @ Cedar Creek Park, Long Island
07/03/12 NU:TONE @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
07/20/12 Tru Playaz’ #1 Don DJ HYPE & DADDY EARL, REID SPEED, DJ SEOUL + MC POSI-D @ Webster Hall, NYC
07/27/12 Return of the Direct Drive Loft: THE INSIDERS @ Public Assembly, Brooklyn
08/04/12 Direct Drive & Natural Selection Presents: CALIBRE @ Tammany Hall, NYC
08/11/12 RANDOM MOVEMENT @ Drom, NYC
09/28/12 DJ Seoul’s Bday Bash feat DJ RANDALL @ Sullivan Room, NYC